CT Body Scan
Procedure for a CT Body Scan
You may be asked to change into a hospital gown, since zippers, snaps, and other metal objects in clothing can interfere with the scan.
The technologist will then position you on the exam table.
You may receive a contrast liquid either by mouth, by IV injection, or both before the scan begins. In some cases, you will receive the oral contrast before your appointment.
Then you will be moved into the scanner, and the tech will go to an adjoining room to control the procedure. However, he or she will still be able to see you and communicate with you.
As the machine scans your body, you will hear a whining sound, which is perfectly normal. You will also be moved slightly after each scan, but the movement is so slight you may not even notice.